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Find a Ricky Gervais After Life Bench Near Your Workplace

Find a Ricky Gervais After Life Bench Near Your Workplace
01 February 2022

To launch the new series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life, 25 permanent benches have been installed around the UK to encourage people to talk about their feelings.

The initiative is a collaboration between CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and Netflix to celebrate the final series of the Netflix hit, which stars Ricky Gervais as a bereaved newspaper writer dealing with the death of his wife from breast cancer.

In the series, a bench in the graveyard plays a pivotal part in the show, where Ricky’s character opens up about his grief to a friend, Anne.


Hope is Everything


The benches are inscribed with the words, “Hope is everything” –  to help people have those difficult conversations and to show it’s normal to want to discuss your emotions.

“I don’t think any harm can come from discussing taboo subjects – if we don’t, they stay taboo because people are scared to talk about them,” says Ricky.

“After Life let people talk about grief, and it was so good to start the conversation.”




After Life and Calm Benches Close to Business Districts


  • Victoria Park, Ashford – Close to Willesborough Industrial Park, and 3 minutes from Ashford International Station
  • Sydney Gardens, Bath – A short walk from Bath city centre 
  • Cofton Park, Birmingham – Close to Longbridge town centre and Longbridge Technology park
  • Parc Ceff Onn, Cardiff – Close to Lisvane & Thornhill
  • Victoria Park, Cardiff – Situated in the western suburb of Canton
  • Calton Hill, Edinburgh  – A twenty-minute walk from Cardiff City Stadium
  • Gyllngdune Gardens, Falmouth  – 5-10 minute walk from the seafront and town centre
  • Glasgow Green, Glasgow  – A short walking distance of the city centre, east of the Saltmarket
  • Stanley Park, Liverpool  – A 20-minute drive from Aintree Racecourse Retail & Business Park
  • Woolton Walled Gardens, Liverpool  – In Woolton village, Liverpool
  • Highgate Wood, London  – Connected to public transport by Highgate Station on the Northern Line, as well as by several bus routes. 
  • Parliament Hill, London  – Accessible via Hampstead Heath station
  • Queens Park, London – Connected to public transport by Queen's Park, Kensal Rise and Brondesbury Park stations on the London Overground - and by several bus routes. 
  • Ravenscourt Park, London – Nearest tube: Ravenscourt Park or Stamford Brook (District). Buses: 27, 190, 267, 391, H91, N9, N11
  • Rookery Gardens & Woodland, London – located between Streatham, Norbury and West Norwood in South-West London
  • York House Gardens, London – Twickenham station is nearby, as are the bus routes 33, 110, 290, 490, H22, 267, 281, R68 & R70.
  • Wythenshawe Park, Manchester – Accessible by M60 at Junction 5, or M56 at Junction 3
  • Blenheim Gardens, Minehead – close to Minehead town centre
  • Exhibition Park, Newcastle – A ten-minute drive from Quorum Business Park
  • Arboretum, Nottingham and  Highfields Park, Nottingham  – Both a short drive from No.1 Nottingham Science Park
  • Lightwater Country Park, Surrey Heath – A short drive  from Ascot Business Park
  • Vivary Park, Taunton – Close to Taunton town centre 


Picture: a photograph of a park bench. Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 01 February 2022


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